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How Reading Plays Helps Creative Writing

When I think of plays I read when I was young, I only remember Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar – both by Shakespeare ­– and both assigned reading at school. 473 more words


Brian Friel’s Last Play Gets Touching Production at The Irish Rep

By Karen Isaacs

 Brian Friel’s The Home Place, now at the Irish Rep through December 17, looks at a period of upheaval in Irish history, 1878. 726 more words


Review of "Faith Healer" 

This is my first published review. It appeared in the October 11, 2017 issue of “Whatzup” in Fort Wayne, Indiana. I want to thank my colleague Kevin Smith for recommending me and helping me have this opportunity! 837 more words

Other Reviews

The Home Place: Persnickety Plot Paralyzes Political Play

Sometimes a beautiful woman’s yearning gaze isn’t sufficient to hold a piece of theater together that has too many moving parts. Women offer those gazes, to varying effect, in two differently structured plays dealing with British and Irish historical stories that are now calling two NYC stages home. 733 more words

Theater (reviews)

"The Anxiety of Influence" on the London Stage

A few weeks ago, I was in London for theatre and food. While the nosh was delicious, it’s the stage that has remained in my mind, most particularly Jezz Butterworth’s… 1,678 more words

Reviews: Books, Theater, Film

A Theatre Buff Reviews Dancing At Lughnasa

Dancing At Lughnasa is a poignant story skillfully told. It’s narrated by Michael (Patrick Galligan), the love child of the youngest of the five Mundy sisters (Fiona Byrne, Diana Donnelly, Claire Jullien, Serena Parma, and Tara Rosling), as he remembers the month of August in 1936. 346 more words

Theater Review

Woodchurch players present...Dancing at Lughnasa

In a little village outside Ashford, a local group are putting paid to the idea that creativity and village life are dead. The Woodchurch Players… 625 more words

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